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International Songwriting Competition Deadline Approaching…

International Songwriting Competition Deadline Approaching…

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Extended Deadline is Approaching on November 4th. Now is your chance to enter what the NY Times calls “the songwriting competition to take note of,” and for a chance to share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $25,000 in prizes....

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Krossborder Kompilation Vol 1 – The Best British Blues

Krossborder Kompilation Vol 1 – The Best British Blues

Krossborder Kompilation Vol 1 – The Best British Blues We are thrilled to announce the release of our first “Kompilation” CD on Krossborder Rekords – “The Best British Blues”. It features artists including Absolution, Alex McKown Band, Dove & Boweevil, Roy Mette Band, Roadhouse, The Idle Hands, and many more. Official release date is 16th...

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Tom Gee – “Better Things To Do” video

Tom Gee – “Better Things To Do” video

Tom Gee – “Better Things To Do” video A great video from Tom Gee performing “Better Things To Do” This track appears on our new Kompilation “The Best British Blues“, available for pre-order from the Blues Matters Shop

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Jackson Sloan – “Ghost Train” video special

Jackson Sloan – “Ghost Train” video special

Jackson Sloan – “Ghost Train” video special This is a video by Rick Dawson for the track by Jackson Sloan called Ghost Train which has been specially shot for the launch of the album. The song is track 4 from the Krossborder Kompilation Vol.1 due for release on 24th November which is available in our...

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The Americans Are Coming 2

The Americans Are Coming 2

The Americans Are Coming 2 Don’t get us wrong, Blues Matters is a British magazine, albeit one that covers the world of Blues, which has its roots in the US (and Africa). So, naturally we love our British Blues acts, from ones that have been with us a long time, from the Downliners Sect (www.downlinersect.com),...

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Free Absolution “Live From The Front” album download

Free Absolution “Live From The Front” album download

Free Absolution “Live From The Front” album download! Absolution have released a live album “Live From The Front”, and you can download it for free! The album is a live sound desk recording of Absolution’s show in Gravesend on August 24th 2013. Visit Absolution’s Bandcamp page at www.absolutionband.bandcamp.com for your free copy. album credits: Joe...

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Time for the Tenby Blues Festival – 8th to 10th November 2013

Time for the Tenby Blues Festival – 8th to 10th November 2013

Time for the Tenby Blues Festival – 8th to 10th November 2013   It is always interesting to note something unusual about the Blues and in this case it is that the upcoming Tenby Blues Festival in South Wales is close to a dinosaur park – see www.thedinosaurpark.co.uk. There are probably few locations for the...

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Find Blues Matters in WHSmith Stores!

Find Blues Matters in WHSmith Stores!

Find Blues Matters Magazine in WHSmith Stores! Blues Matters Magazine is now available in selected WHSmith stores so go and grab your copies while you can and if your local Smiths does not carry us yet do ask them to order copies which will be fed back to our distributors to order more click here...

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Review: Ealing Blues Festival, July 2013

Review: Ealing Blues Festival, July 2013

Review: EALING BLUES FESTIVAL 2013, SAT 20th & SUN 21st JULY The 26th Ealing Blues Festival was properly kicked off by Paul Cox and his crew of gifted musicians. Paul strutted on the Main Stage with his band The Proof as though he owned it. Very soon he had the audience in the palm of...

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New Single “Crazy Dayze” by Tayo Irvine Hendrix

New Single “Crazy Dayze” by Tayo Irvine Hendrix

TAYO IRVINE HENDRIX has music running through her veins. Since being given a drum at three years old, Tayo has developed a love of music and a sound of her own that is perfectly encapsulated by her new single Crazy Dayze taken from the album EXPERIENCE this. The syncopated jazz rhythms along with stunning guitar flourishes, an infectious bass...